Building warehouses at post-industrial sites is more difficult and complicated than greenfield projects. It takes more time and money. Brownfield sites are, however, an excellent alternative for developers facing a shortage of land. Brownfield redevelopment is also aligned with sustainability and urban renewal, say Jakub Kurek, Head of Industrial and Warehouse, Newmark Polska, and Michał Rafałowicz, Regional Director, Newmark Polska.
The UDI Group has acquired an industrial site in Brno in January, which it will operate for the time being while preparing for future redevelopment. At the moment, the plan is to build offices and hotel-type accommodations. If the city changes the zoning plan, as it seeks to do, the developer's final project may change to reflect this. Construction would be done in phases, with the first phase to begin within two years. The developer announced the acquisition without disclosing the transaction price.
Victoria's Secret's first "real" Czech store - so far an outlet has only operated at Prague's airport - is to open in Prague’s Westfield Chodov shopping centre in May this year, Cushman & Wakefield announced.
The PBSA sector has registered another strong year with occupancy rates and rents rising, according to the newly released Student Housing Annual Report by Bonard. While soaring inflation, interest rates and rising costs in the last quarter of 2022 have slowed down investment transactions, the overall outlook is positive and experts expect the sector to keep growing in the next two years.
Lease transactions in the Bratislava office market in the fourth quarter of 2022 reached a total area of 54,532 sqm, which represents around a 41% increase in leasing activity compared to the previous quarter, the Bratislava Research Forum reports.
There are several factors which put a break on the revival of the housing markets. Property Forum asked Guy Dymschiz, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Duna House Group, active in Hungary and Poland, about the necessary steps from the states and the developers to overcome the mounting difficulties.
Accor is expanding its portfolio in South-East Europe with the signing of Swissôtel Kopaonik in Serbia. In partnership with KOP2020 DOO, the premium hotel brand will welcome its first guests just in time for the 2024-2025 winter season.
Consumer prices were 24.5% higher on average in December 2022 than a year earlier which is a new record, compared to the last decade. The highest price rises were measured for electricity, gas and other fuels as well as food over the last twelve months. Prices increased by 14.5% on average in 2022 compared to the previous year, Hungarian Central Statistical Office reports.
Szerémi Office Building in Budapest welcomed an unnamed new tenant which has signed a long-term lease agreement for 1252 sqm of space in the property. The complex of three interconnected buildings provides a total floor space of nearly 10,500 sqm.
Kucera Logistics Group Sp. z o.o Sp. K. has decided to open a new distribution centre at Panattoni Park Pruszków V. The tenant will occupy nearly 3,300 sqm of warehouse and office space in the new location. AXI IMMO represented Kucera Logistics Group in the transaction.
In the Go! Park Handlowy in Jasło, Poland, Dealz will open its shop. The chain's premises will occupy 520 sqm. The retail park is scheduled to open in June 2023.
Daniel Cateliu has been appointed as Director in the Industrial & Logistics department of real estate consultancy CBRE Romania. He is currently pursuing an EMBA at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Cateliu is a graduate of the Faculty of Political Sciences within the SNSPA, subsequently following a master's program and earning an Erasmus scholarship at the University of Trieste in Italy.
Oscar Kazanelson - the current Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ROBYG - has been appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vantage Development. This is related to the decision to build synergies within the TAG Immobilien Group.
Piotr Chemperek has joined the experts of the Office Space Department at Colliers Poland, taking the position of Associate Director. He will be responsible for advising companies in the medical sector.
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